The Links at Santa Rita Springs Home Owners
January 21, 2015
The meeting was
called to order by President Gloria Combs.
The minutes from
the January 14, 2014 meeting were approved as written.
1. The President
thanked the Links HOA Committees’ Chairs and their members including:
and Eldon Zeuhlke, Carmen and John Scarlott, Tom and Karen Sparby, and
Janie and Tim Perkins for the Christmas Decorations at the Links’ east
and west entryways
Scarlott and Carole Blazick Co-Chairs of Neighborhood Watch and
Telephone Tree for emergencies.
Scarlott for her work as Chair of the Communications and Community
Affairs as well as Sunshine Committee.
Clemens as Chair of the ad hoc Bylaws Committee
President, Mike Clemens reported his attendance at the SRHOA (the
Parent Association of the Links) meetings.
The Springs HOA maintains a
walking path that connects the
HOAs’ properties. He is
trying to rid the Links of the
financial responsibility for the path. The change in the
Links Bylaws is a
still a work in progress.
3. Treasurer, Tim
Perkins, reported the reserved funds increased from $157,709.36 to
$171,793.00 by the end of 2014.
This included a transfer of $12,885.05 from the checking
account to the Streets and Property Account.
The Links has $71,155.00 in Non-designated, Fund and
$100,338.00 in Designated Funds for Streets and Properties.
expenses were $42,057.49 or less than the budget by $772.51.
The year’s income was $42,654.42 or short of the budget by
$175.58. The net cash gain was $596.93.
All dues had
been received with the exception of the dues for the house on
Greenside Place. The company handling that sale had been notified that
it had to pay the amount immediately or a fine of $15.00 per day would
be levied on the dues owed to the Links and then it will rise to
$30.00 per day for 15 days.
If amount owed has not been paid by then, a lien will be placed
on the house until the amount due is paid including interest due on
Mike Clemens, Chair of the Streets and Properties, reported on
his meeting with Brian West who is an engineer with Pima County.
Brian thought the roads would be fine for another 15 years if
we maintain them as we have.
It may cost as much as $200,000 to replace them.
This figure depends on what is done at the time.
The gates are
professionally maintained but they have finite life.
This will be addressed at the next regular Links Board of
Malenfant, Chair of Legal Affairs, reported he had created a
spreadsheet to determine the amount of money that will be needed in
the future for streets and links properties.
The Board does not want to have to assess the Links members for
these extraordinary expenses.
The Links Bylaws
needed updating and have been worked on but not ready to be printed or
sent out to the membership via email.
All HOAs are
required to verify the ages of their homeowners annually in order for
them to maintain their status as communities of members 55 years or
He reported that
he is the Links Representative to the Green Valley Council which
represents all of the HOAs’ interests with the Pima County Board of
Gerald Vigoren, chair of the Commons Areas Committee, thanked
Bruce Palese for all of the help he has been on the Committee. Hank
Glieden dealt with the Buffle Grass.
New gravel had be placed on some of the black plastic that was
showing. A number of the
Drainage Rivers had been rebuilt, rock by rock, by the crew.
Bruce had walked all of water ways and found the major one had
become Rattlesnake Gulch.
Message, “avoid the gulch style waterways”.
The Commons have 119 drainage ditches.
Heavier gravel was spread next to the homeowners’ walls to
prevent washouts. Lighter
gravels were spread below. The Crew had been treated to a Christmas
7. Judy Miller
announced the Potato Bake will be held on February 22 starting with a
cocktail party from 5:00PM to 6:00PM in the Anza Room.
Following will the potato dinner.
The members are all welcome and those that do attend are urged
to bring toppings for the baked potatoes, and or a salad, and or a
More information will be coming closer to the date of the
reported that GVC and ATT are no longer to print a local telephone
book for Green Valley. The
Advertisers are no longer interested in paying for them. The Christmas
Party had been a success.
It had been held Agave’s in December 2014.
9. Questions and
comments from the attendees included one from John Bloomfield asked
what happens when a spouse dies and the widow or widower is under 55.
The response was that the remaining spouse may stay if he or
she is at least 45 years old.
The other question came from Larry Patterson about why we do
have Linkups. The response
was that they were important to attend in order to become acquainted
with the members living in the Links.
Blazick announced that she had received 78 ballots and the vote was
unanimous for the two new Board Members.
They will be John Bloomfield and Tom Sparby.
President recognized two new members: George &Karen West and Larry &
12. Tim thanked
Gloria for being president during the year 2014. It had been an
extremely busy year for the President.
The Annual Meeting
After the Annual
Meeting, the Board of Directors held a short meeting to determine who
would take on what job for 2015.
The decision was that Mike Clemens would serve as President;
Tom Sparby would serve as Vice President; Tim Perkins would continue
as the Treasurer; Katie McLeod agreed to serve as Secretary; John
Bloomfield would serve as Chair of the ARC; Gerald Vigoren would serve
as Chair of the Common Grounds Committee; and Mike Malenfant would
serve as Chair of Legal Affairs.
Meeting was adjourned by common consent.
SUBMITED BY Katie McLeod,